MUMBAI: The senior BJP leader, Mr Gopinath Munde, under whose leadership BJP has decided to fight the upcoming elections in Maharashtra, received a setback as NCP bagged all seven seats in the gram panchayat polls in his native village Nathra in Beed district.Read More »
MUMBAI: Two police officers, including the police chief of Thane (rural), were on Tuesday suspended for the arrest of two girls over a Facebook post criticising the shutdown for Bal Thackeray’s funeral, while the judicial magistrate who remanded them in custody was
NEW DELHI: With DMK firmly on its side, the government on Tuesday indicated it was ready for a vote in Parliament on the FDI in retail, signalling a possible end to the House logjam.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Differences among opposition parties over the strategy in Parliament on FDI in retail on Monday helped the government breathe easy as an all-party meeting failed to evolve a consensus on whether there should be voting on the issue.Read More »
NEW DELHI: In an ambitious policy initiative that could prove to be a game-changer for UPA-II, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday announced direct cash payout of subsidies to beneficiaries from January 1, 2013.
The subsidy amount would be transferred to beneficiaries’ bank accounts linked to Aadhaar cards.
AGARTALA: Three northeastern states; Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya would get their own full-fledged high courts by next month as the required formalities are almost complete, an official here said Monday.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Proceedings in both Houses of Parliament were adjourned Monday as the opposition continued to protest for the third successive day the government’s decision to allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail and introduce a cap on the number of subsidised cooking gas cylinders.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Pakistan has sent the terms of reference for visit of the second Judicial Commission to India to cross-examine key witnesses in the Mumbai attack case to speed up the prosecution of seven Pakistani suspects in that country.Read More »
AHMEDABAD: Congress’s Gujarat unit was at the centre of a row today over a picture it used for a poll advertisement on malnutrition in the state amid allegations it was ‘lifted’ from a website of a Christian organisation depicting a Sri Lankan child.Read More »
MYSORE (KARNATAKA): In yet another instance of allegations of illegal land deals against Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a legislator and a state minister now face charges of grabbing land in this city.Read More »